Monday 11 December 2023

Planning and Environment division of High Court opens today "to improve delivery of housing"

 The Irish Independent takes a different approach to explaining the new Planning and Environment division of High Court with the argument made that this has been established primarily to improve delivery of housing. Those involved in planning would argue, however, that it is needed to address the increasingly complicated nature of planning and environmental law.

Here's an excerpt from the article.

"A new division of the High Court dedicated to Planning and Environmental cases will be formally established today. 

The new division, with three specialist judges, was approved by Cabinet last month and will enable more efficient management of cases dealing with planning and environmental matters, in particular judicial reviews. A ceremonial first sitting will be held this morning to mark its full establishment as a High Court Division. The division was established by the Department of Justice in partnership with the Courts Service and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage. Cases will now be heard by the three judges assigned to the new Court Division which will deal with proceedings such as strategic infrastructure and commercial planning matters and decisions involving EU and national environmental and planning legislation".

Read the full article @ The Irish Independent

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